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yesterday. today police revealed the person arrested yesterday is 46- year-old regina butler and acquaintance of jacobson and a person seen with him. he talked with butler just before the arrest and confronted her about jacobson's disappearance asking her -- >> what happened to him the night you stayed with him the last night. she says i don't remember. i was on drugs, too drunk i don't know what happened. >> reporter: police are not releasing any details but brought out evidence that jacobson was trying to scam -- that butler was trying to scam jacobson over insurance money. police had been inside the unit during the weeks jacobson was missing. >> usually it's an odor. in this case it was hidden underneath enough things that the odor did not stand enough. >> that lady she has to be contained some where. she did it. that's not good to have somebody running around doing stuff like that. >> reporter: police say they plan to turn the case over to the district attorney's office soon. regina butler turned down our request for an interview. live in san jose, robert handa. ktvu chan
than a month later, police have arrested regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's -- you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks an
were also looking for his girlfriend regina butler. who is going to exploit him for financial reasons, or otherwise. friends of the senior citizens and that he was always friendly with a magician. and once jacobson started to sing regina butler he was not as social. >> he brought her here. and he never really did introduce her to any of us. but we do know that she was spending a lot of time here. and we were here with a property manager. he was not a round. that was kind of the weird part because we always would check with him on his cellphone, not on his door. we lived on the same floor and we were all curious. where is he? we heard you been? and he never answered his door. police say that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. reporting live, alecia reed, kron 4. >> pam: tonight a shooting victim is hospitalized. and now the search is on for a gunman in san francisco. police say, two people were in the white car on your screen, when a suspect opened fire hitting the male, 30 year old passenger, in downtown san francisco near bryant street. the d
-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday after she returned to the home. the family thought she was stealing his social security checks. >>> it is moving day for dozens of homeless camping on public property down in the south bay. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec now in san jose where warnings went out several days ago but a lot of people don't want to move. >> reporter: some people are making movements though this morning in advance of the city coming in for a sweep after 72 hours' notice. this is on spring street. we have spoken with that gentleman here who has been here for months. he said that he is planning on heeding the city's warning. but he wanted to enjoy his last 72 hours here. the sweep is expected to begin today but it could be changed. plans could be changed because the ground is pretty muddy from a recent rain. between 100 and 160 people have been living in this homeless encampment near the guadalupe river one of about 60 camps throughout santa clara county but this has been more noticeable because it's in the flight path of the san
. today you really smell the decay. >> jacobson's 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday when she returned to the home. his family says they suspected she was stealing his social security checks. >>> fresno county investigators believe a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >
regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
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